The market for Initial Public Offerings is booming. After seeing so many IPOs trade exponentially higher than expected in 2010, the market should continue to be strong in 2011. We have created what was supposed to be a top ten list for the year. There are so many great names here already in the IPO pipeline that this list came to seventeen key IPOs to watch in 2011.
Private equity tried to unload stakes in 2010 with mixed results. Now that the capital gains tax and dividend tax rates have been extended for another two years, there is a 24 month period with some breathing room. We are also seeing many great venture capital-backed deals coming to market.